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And what would you like for Christmas…

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It’s never too late to commission a custom painting for your loved one – a portrait of their favorite toy from when they were just a kid or a still life composed of a collection of heirlooms…

I can provide a gift certificate now for you to wrap and put under the tree and then we’ll discuss and customize the painting later.

Happy Holidays!

Stages…

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The stages of a canvas.

Over years.

 

 

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The Jacket

A Glimpse

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Grief.

Sharp pain, almost crippling.

Waves.

Emptiness.

Ouch.

Here’s what I saw. Here’s what it looked like.

I’ve seen lots of paintings and artworks about grief, but I’ve yet to come across any that show it from the perspective of the grieving person – what their world looks like, what they see, a glimpse of grief through their eyes. So I began painting the clothing that he left behind.

Shortly after his death, I put all of his clothes only into the bedroom closet and closed the door – shirts stretched from his muscles, his favorite shoes worn and conformed to his feet, a long sleeved shirt with holes from when he was welding something, a leather jacket with a cigarette butt still in the pocket…I used to imagine that his clothes would somehow manifest him and the door would swing open, he would hop out with a big smile and say, “Here I’m am!”

But, of course, he never will

 

Pint-Sized Paintings

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Purchasing artwork can feel like quite a commitment sometimes. Frequently, I hear people say their walls are already full and they have no room for anything else.

These tiny trolls and other vintage toys will fit just about anywhere! At with a small price tag to match their size, they can easily appease your art impulse buying.

 

Boys don’t make passes…

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Boys don’t make passes… oil on canvas

 

…at smart sock monkey-ettes who wear glasses. Or do they?

I think this guy is about to… (as soon as he’s done being painted.)

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(next monkey in process)

 

In the Studio…

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Kind of a sassy monkey in process. She has just looked up from her book (and over the rim of her funky cateye glasses) after being distracted by her goofy monkey companion.

Boy Monkey will be in another painting of the same size and shape, to be displayed next to this one. He’ll be doing something goofy like dancing, or making a funny face…

Suggestions anyone?

 

cateyeglasses in process-KellyLTaylorPainting in process photographed with the model. 😉